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Samuel Ringgold Ward

Born: Oct 17, 1817

Death: Jan 1, 1866

Birthplace: Maryland

Nationality: United States

Samuel Ringgold Ward

Date of Birth : Oct 17, 1817
Date of Death : Jan 1, 1866
Birth Place : Maryland

Samuel Ringgold Ward was an African American who escaped enslavement to become an abolitionist, newspaper editor and Congregational minister. He was author of the influential book: Autobiography of a Fugitive Negro: his anti-slavery labours in the United States, Canada and England, written after his speeches throughout Britain in 1853. It enabled him to raise funds for the Anti-slavery Society of Canada where many escaped slaves from the USA were arriving in the 1850s.

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